21 December, 2020Print
Downtown Music Publishing Acquires Neil Thrasher Catalog
Agreement Includes Songs Recorded by Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Randy Houser and Rascal Flatts, Among Others
NEW YORK, DECEMBER 21, 2020 — Downtown Music Publishing today announced the acquisition of works from the catalog of accomplished country music talent Neil Thrasher. The deal covers many hits penned by the award-winning songwriter, including several recorded by Jason Aldean — such as “Tattoos on this Town,” “Fly Over States,” “Night Train” and “Rearview Town” — and multiple Rascal Flatts singles like “Fast Cars and Freedom,” “Why Wait” and “Banjo,” as well as Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels,” Kenny Chesney’s “There Goes My Life” and many others.
Thrasher began his music career as part of the duo Thrasher Shiver, alongside Kelly Shiver, releasing a self-titled studio album for Asylum Records in 1996. After establishing himself as a recording artist, he eventually shifted his focus to songwriting for other artists. He was named Songwriter of the Year at the ASCAP 2004 Country Music Awards for "There Goes My Life” and other hit singles, and also won ASCAP Country Music Song of the Year for “How Country Feels” in 2013. “How Country Feels,” “There Goes My Life,” “Tattoos on this Town,” “Fly Over States” and “Night Train” are among Thrasher’s many RIAA Platinum-certified singles.
The news follows that of several other recent Downtown acquisitions, including music from the catalogs of Motown icon William “Mickey” Stevenson and accomplished songwriter Chris Braide (Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Halsey, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez, Sia), over 350 works from its purchase of independent music publisher Good Soldier Songs and the publishing catalog of The 1975, over 10,000 song copyrights from famed European publisher Strictly Confidential as well as nearly 700 works from the U.K.-based Salli Isaak Songs Limited and Salli Isaak Music Publishing Limited.
About Downtown Music Publishing
Downtown Music Publishing operates in service of extraordinary songs, representing nearly 100 years of popular music. Downtown is the preferred music publishing partner for some of the world’s most beloved songwriters, storied music catalogs and emerging artists at the forefront of pop culture, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Booker T. Jones, George Gershwin, Miles Davis, Wu-Tang Clan, Mötley Crüe, Mos Def, The 1975, Tori Amos, Erroll Garner, Hans Zimmer, John Prine, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, Jimmy Napes, Cautious Clay, Stella Donnelly and The War and Treaty, among others. Downtown Music Publishing is owned and operated by Downtown Music Holdings. More information is available at www.dmpgroup.com.